I'm the new Signing Specialist.

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A few other things.
You might want set up a reserved place in the steel or if you have them in trailers for displays and excess seasonal signing that just wont fit in the fixture room. The upcoming infant reset is a good example since there are tons of displays and you just won't have enough space. Christmas is another one that will require extra space.
Get used to throwing out perfectly good fixtures or they will pile up on you. If it isn't needed anymore and it doesn't say carry forward, toss it.
Yep our store already has three sections of steel right across from the fixture room for signing, stuff for the SFT, etc. I just put five of those displays there tonight, actually. Hurray for last week of backroom day!!!:D:D
 

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Sorry to do these in dribs and drabs but it's one of those jobs that tends to have more bits of stuff then any one grand method.
I really recommend getting some training at a different store if you can.
As fine as the former signing specialist was who trained me was he (a) was seriously burned out on the job, (b) had developed his own way of doing things that weren't exactly BP and (c) was handling jobs that weren't really things he needed to do (like vendors) but since I was only trained at our store I didn't know any different.
So if you can see how it is done else where it will be very useful for comparison.
 
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Sorry to do these in dribs and drabs but it's one of those jobs that tends to have more bits of stuff then any one grand method.
I really recommend getting some training at a different store if you can.
As fine as the former signing specialist was who trained me was he (a) was seriously burned out on the job, (b) had developed his own way of doing things that weren't exactly BP and (c) was handling jobs that weren't really things he needed to do (like vendors) but since I was only trained at our store I didn't know any different.
So if you can see how it is done else where it will be very useful for comparison.
Absolutely! It is a huge benefit to spend some time at another store!
 
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first our. is a signing TEAM MEMBER, we no longer have specialists. I have been a signing team member for close to 10 years. When i first started out, we had 40+ hours. each year it drops a little. depending on where you are, you can have a lot lower weeks than 24 hours. i have had many weeks, were i have had only 8 hours in signing. I am cross trained is almost anything and everything in the store. With an 8 hour signing week, Let me see TIPP order, pallets, fixture room, Doesn't leave a lot of time to do signing. I have always been told the Fixture room is mine, and mine alone. Pog helps as much as they can to help keep it clean, but it is the local drop off center for everyone in the store. Leave it in there, they will take care of it. A lot of the signing team members also do ad prep and ad set. I love my job still to this day. I am a Targetear through and through. I only wish we're not stretched as thin as we are due to our economy issues.
 
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The way everyone is talking about the signing position makes me wish I worked at their store. I'm actually moving back to softlines after a year in the signing position because I felt I was stretched really thin (and I found signing boring). I was usually given 8 hours to do a 30 hour workload of signing, even though I was usually scheduled 32. The rest of the time I was setting with the POG team or helping price accuracy. While I'm glad I learned a lot while in the position, I felt under-appreciated and over worked.
 

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.... I was usually given 8 hours to do a 30 hour workload of signing, even though I was usually scheduled 32. .... I felt under-appreciated and over worked.
That's a pretty good description of the job.
 
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Today I put up my first huge perimeter focals, the Merona and two other ones in RTW. What a pain, getting the tongue-groove thing together and all aligned perfectly. then I couldn't even get my hands around the back of it to fasten the adhesive, so I just left them unattached. Hopefully I'll be able to streamline that process further down the road. Also did the rest of my softlines panels and helped plano do their toy aisles.
 

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If you can't reach try using a long flat stick like a paint stirrer to smooth them down remembering to take the tape off before you put the sign up.
I'm wrapping up infants with toys next week, did the focals last week.
 
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i thought i was the only one that hated that cart. i was one of the test stores for it. boy did i give it bad scores. I haven't used it since then. it just doesn't work. too many compartments, too small. i like a tub also.
 
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